Chris Rock DENIES Will Smith Oscars Slap Reaction Rumors

Chris Rock Chris Rock and Will Smith share a similar problem. Both the comedian and the actor can’t escape the rumors soaring in the wake of Will slapping Chris at the Oscars 2022. But while Smith struggles with how to rebuild his public image, Rock just wants to set the record straight. And his timing proved perfect, with his response going viral as a result of his comedy show tour. 

Find out what Chris just shared about his reaction to getting smacked by Will at Hollywood’s supposedly glamour-packed gathering of the elite. And see which rumors he denied. Get the latest news about Chris Rock’s recovery from Will Smith’s slap below. 

Chris Rock – Tackles Will Smith Slap Rumors!

Oscars 2022 viewers at first thought that they were viewing a sketch as Will Smith leaped from his seat in the audience and walked up to Chris Rock on the stage. But as Chris struggled to recover from Will’s slap, they soon realized that rather than a skit, they had seen an assault. And ever since, Rock and Smith have faced rumors about their reactions and their plans for the future. 

As a result, Chris now wants to set the record straight, reported Us Weekly. And in particular, Rock denied all those rumors that Will had contacted him in the wake of that slap. During his comedy show on Wednesday, Chris tackled those rumors directly.

“I haven’t talked to anyone despite what you may have heard,” the 57-year-old comedian told the audience. Moreover, insiders shared that Smith, 53, did not make any attempts to speak to Rock, although the actor did apologize on Instagram. As for Chris’ plan for his own future? Life goes on.

Chris Rock – Life After That Infamous Slap!

Although getting slapped at the Oscars 2022 didn’t enter into Chris Rock’s plans for his comedy tour, the comedian feels determined to continue without losing focus. “Chris is focusing on his tour,” summed up one insider. “He’s moving on and is looking forward to his upcoming gigs.”

And the audience benefited from his positive attitude. For instance, at one Wednesday performance, Rock delighted the crowd with a “great show,” shared an eyewitness. “The audience laughed a lot and it really cut the tension.”

But amid the laughter, the former “Saturday Night Live” star also got honest with the crowd. After he asked the group about their own weekends, Chris made a confession. “I’m still processing what happened,” he admitted.

While Rock continues on his comedy show tour, Will Smith’s fans await his own public response. Thus far, the actor has limited himself to an Instagram apology. “I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us,” wrote Smith. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.”

Tell us what you think. Do you feel that Will Smith should seek an interview with a talk show to discuss what happened? And what do you think about Chris Rock’s statements? After you’ve shared your views, check back on our site for more celebrity news. 

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